Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67, Irrfan Khan remembered by global artistes

Rishi Kapoor had been receiving treatment in New York for over a year

Rishi Kapoor, Bollywood actor, dies age 67

Rishi Kapoor, meanwhile, was cremated at the Chandanwadi crematorium in south Mumbai in the presence of close family members.

The thespian was battling Leukemia for the last two years and underwent treatment for it in NY where he stayed for nearly a year. He returned to India in September past year.

Kapoor starred in more than 100 films after his father first launched him in Mera Naam Joker in 1970 when he was a teenager.

His death was confirmed by his brother Randhir who told Indian news agency PTI: "He is no more". He is survived by wife and actress Neetu Kapoor, children Riddhima Kapoor Sahni and actor Ranbir Kapoor. In his post, Big B wrote about his earliest meetings with Mr Kapoor at the family home and at RK Studios; he wrote about Rishi Kapoor's walk, his dialogue delivery, his ace lip-syncing and his killer sense of humour.

Fellow Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchah tweeted that he was "destroyed" by Kapoor's death.

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India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that Kapoor "was a powerhouse of talent", adding that he would always recall their interactions, even on social media.

With India now under lockdown, the Kapoor family issued a statement to urge fans not to publicly gather to pay their respects to Kapoor as is the tradition in the country. "He was passionate about films and India's progress".

Bollywood legend Rishi Kapoor being regaled by a young man, who sings him a song. Condolences to his family and fans. In March 2018, he revealed that he had been diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor - an abnormal growth that begins in the body's specialized neuroendocrine cells, according to the Mayo Clinic.

"A wonderful actor, with a huge fan following across generations, he will be greatly missed".

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